Monday, April 10, 2017

A Trail of Crumbs: A Novel of the Great Depression by Susie Finkbeiner

"I believed it would have been a sin to stay inside when God had sent us such fine weather. According to Pastor Ezra Anderson, sin was the reason we'd got in the dusty mess we were in. The way I saw it, that day was God's way of letting us know He wasn't mad at us anymore. Just maybe He'd seen fit to forgive us."

Pearl Spence has been through more in her young life than most folks could handle. But through it all, her family has been by her side. They may not be perfect, but they love her and they all love each other, come what may. That's one thing Pearl no longer questions.

But the end of her beautiful day signals the beginning of the end of her secure life.

Now her family is fleeing their Oklahoma wasteland. Pearl isn't sure she'll ever see home or happiness again. Are there any crumbs powerful enough to guide her back to the dependable life she once knew?

The strong narrative voice of Finkbeiner's young protagonist from A Cup of Dust returns in this gritty yet hopeful sequel, sure to please her many fans. 


About The Author

Susie Finkbeiner is a novelist from West Michigan. She is the author of A Cup of Dust (Kregel, 2015), Paint Chips (WhiteFire Publishing, 2013) and My Mother's Chamomile (WhiteFire Publishing 2014).

She is currently working on her fourth novel.

Susie is a wife, mother of three, and avid reader. She enjoys time with her family, coffee dates with her good friends, and quiet moments to read and write.

Susie Finkbeiner is represented by Ann Byle from Credo Communications.

 My Review

The second book in this series, and like the first you will not be able to put this read down, and although it opens with a tragedy, and ends with their lives up in the air, but there is another book to come.
After the devastation that hits the Spencer family, they head to Michigan and a new and greener life, after all that dust I can just imagine how they felt when then put their toes on grass. What a transformation, food and rain, and promise of a new life.
While they seem ready to move on, the past and hurts still linger and at times the grief is over whelming, but these are people who wear their faith on their sleeve, and so I had a problem with one of them. Will they ever be whole again?
We also have Ray who has been able to move North with the family, but has never let his hope of his Mother coming for him die.
This is still Susie’s story and it all told from her perspective and we are with her for her milestone eleventh birthday, and what an eleventh birthday it is. Who wouldn’t want this child as their own, and her parents have really done a wonderful job so far. She has so much compassion for mankind and as we read this we are reminded of her meemaw, and what a great influence she was in Susie’s life, and we remember her from the first book.
I personally cannot wait for the next book in this series, I loved this read.

I received this book through Kregel Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.

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